Tracking Awareness Week – July 17–21, 2023
CDC’s National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program is hosting the eighth annual Tracking Awareness Week, July 17-21, 2023. During this time, CDC, state and local health departments, partners, researchers, and people interested in environmental health come together to highlight important nationwide environmental health issues and showcase the work of the Tracking Program.
The theme for this year’s Tracking Awareness Week is Data for Action. Throughout the week, we will highlight
- unique data and tools from CDC and grant recipients,
- the network of people and partners that power Tracking Program resources, and
- how people use data to inform public health actions to support healthier communities.
Each day of Tracking Awareness Week will highlight a different topic:
- Monday: Innovation
- Tuesday: Health equity
- Wednesday: Data in action
- Thursday: Collaboration
- Friday: Data modernization
Data for Action
The Tracking Program’s data and tools are designed for action. The Tracking staff works hard to make sure that everyone has access to data and information so they can better understand and address environmental public health issues.
Learn about our data, projects, and partnerships and how they empower environmental and public health practitioners, healthcare providers, community members, policy makers, and others to make information-driven decisions that affect their health.
Get involved! Join us on Twitter from 2-3 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, July 20 for #TrackingChat.
* RSVP is not required to participate.
Innovation is part of the Tracking Program’s DNA. We identify and creatively address challenges related to technology and processes, strengthening our ability to adapt quickly to changing situations.
Daily webinar topic: Data Visualization Embedding: An Innovative Approach to Display and Share Environmental Health DataMeeting information and .ics file
Everyone deserves the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards. The Tracking Program works to fill critical information gaps that contribute to health equity problems, supporting a world in which everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.
► Discover data and resources that shine a light on environmental justice and health equity issues around the country.
Daily webinar topic: Using Tracking’s Tools to Identify and Address Environmental Health InequitiesMeeting information and .ics file
Data in Action
Across the Tracking Program, staff members and partners use environmental and health data to implement policy changes, improve public health processes, and impact citizens in state and local communities.
► Catch up on the latest Tracking Program success stories of data in action.
Daily webinar topic: Tracking the Invisible: Leveraging Partnerships to Identify Radon Risk using Indoor Testing DataMeeting information and .ics file
Strong partnerships are essential to the Tracking Program. These collaborations help build skills and expand resources not only for the Tracking Program but for our partners as well.
► Learn about our partners and the projects we work on together.
- Sign up for the Twitter Chat and preview the questions. (Do this a few days in advance!)
- Join us on Twitter from 2-3 PM for the Twitter Chat!
The Tracking Program knows that data modernization is more than just technology upgrades. It means having the right people, processes, and policies in place to prevent and lessen public health threats.
► Find out how the Tracking Program supports efforts to modernize public health data.
Daily webinar topic: Modernizing Environmental Health Surveillance: Unleashing the Power of Real-time DataMeeting information and .ics file